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Snacks with 200 Calories (or Fewer!)

by in Healthy Recipes, August 22, 2011
chips and salsa
A snack of baked tortilla chips and 1/4 cup of salsa has just 180 calories.

Having a snack attack? Forgo the last minute trip to the vending machine and be prepared when hunger strikes with these snacks with fewer than 200 calories each.

#1: Basic Edamame
Munch on baby soy beans packed with protein and hunger-fighting fiber.
Calories: 150

#2: Apple and Peanut Butter
Top a sliced apple with natural peanut butter for a smooth and crunchy combination. This snack is packed with heart-healthy unsaturated fat and the antioxidant vitamins E and C. Check out how your favorite brand did in our taste test.
Calories: 190

#3: Rainbow Fruit Skewers With Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
This snack consists of 2 fruit skewers plus 3 chocolate-dipped strawberries. What better way to get a healthy dose of antioxidants plus your chocolate fix!
Calories: 184

#4: Chips and Spicy Salsa
An ounce of baked tortilla chips (about 15) dipped in ¼ cup salsa will give you a boost of vitamin C and lycopene.
Calories: 180

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150-Calorie Snacks

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, January 12, 2011
Granola Bars
The right between-meal snacks can help keep hunger at bay.

Snacks are an important part of a well-balanced diet and should contain healthy nutrients like calcium, protein, whole grains, vitamins or minerals. Aim for one to two snacks per day that are around 150 calories each. Skip those expensive, nutrient-light snack packs and try these 10 filling 150 calorie snacks instead.

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5 Ingredients: Tomato-Basil Pizza

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, April 28, 2010
Tomato-Basil Pizza
Tomato-Basil Pizza

Friday night is pizza night in our house! Instead of ordering greasy takeout, I whip up my own healthier (and tastier) version with five simple ingredients.

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Dining Out: Theater Concession Stands

by in Dining Out, February 25, 2010

popcorn

You may love to take your family to the movies, but you’ll want to shield their eyes from the concession stand. Buttery popcorn, pizza, nachos, french fries, hot dogs, slushies, ice cream and gobs of candy sound appealing, but chow down on a couple of these and you might gobble up two days worth of calories in two hours.

So what’s a movie-goer to do?

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Spotlight Recipe: Mushroom, Onion & Basil Pizza

by in Healthy Recipes, November 14, 2009

Mushroom, Onion & Basil Pizza
Most of the time I’m only cooking for one, so I prefer not to make anything too complicated. Weekday or weekend, this dish is perfect for a speedy meal. I buy whole-wheat pizza dough at the grocery store, freeze it in individual portions and defrost as needed. With jarred marinara sauce, all I have to do is add the toppings and pop it in the oven! Sometimes I scale the ingredients down for a single serving, but if not, the leftovers get packed up for lunch the next day.

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Weekly Bits: Pumpkin Galore

by in Reader Tips & Comments, October 31, 2009

We celebrated lots of holidays this week — Halloween, National Oatmeal Day (Thursday) and National Chocolate Day (Wednesday). As always, you, our readers, had great ideas for all of them — from cooking with pumpkin to overnight oats. Here are our faves from the week.

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But I Just Want Some Pizza!?!

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, October 23, 2009

pizza
Pizza is a popular on-the-go lunch or dinner choice and a staple at kids’ birthday parties. I’m not one to resist a tempting slice (it’s my favorite food, second to chocolate), but I can enjoy one without overindulging — here’s how.

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Taste Test: Frozen Cheese Pizza

by in Back to School, Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, August 19, 2009

Frozen Pizza
When I was in college, prepping fresh, balanced meals wasn’t exactly a priority. Sometimes quick and cheap won out and that often meant frozen pizza. Newly graduated, I’m thinking healthier these days. Looking for smarter standbys, I recruited my friend, Tracy, to help me sample five “better for you” frozen pizzas. Then, we ran them by Dana and Toby to get the nutritionist perspective.

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Packing a Tasty Lunch for Kids

by in Back to School, Kid-Friendly, August 17, 2009

Kid-Friendly Lunch
How many times can a kid eat chicken nuggets or fish sticks for lunch? I know a lot of kids would be happy with them day after day, but there are other healthy and yummy options out there. Would you believe that my 7-year old son now eats cucumber-avocado rolls and chicken wraps for lunch? Proof: the photo above!

Here are some tips for packing a lunch that will tease your kids’ taste buds.

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Baking Healthy Breads

by in Healthy Recipes, April 23, 2009

whole-grain bread
Baking your own bread isn’t as hard as you think, and despite what low-carb zealots might say, it can be part of a healthy diet. Leave the croissants and baguettes to the pros (those can get a bit complicated), and try these simple and delicious recipes.

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